2023 Historic Barn Celebration

January - 2023

The Town of Victor will be having a “Celebration of Barns” in 2023. Our plans for this yearlong event will be:

  • A survey of barns by the Landmark Society of Western NY (to identify and collect information on our remaining barns);
  • A lecture about the history of Victor’s barns as part of the Historic Second Sunday Lecture Series - Sunday, September 10, 2023, 2:00 P.M. (Did you know that about 30% of Victor’s barns have been lost in the last 20 years?);
  • An art display by the Creative Workshop of the Rochester Memorial Art Gallery Artists will paint some of our Victor barns in watercolor); Following the lecture "Barns and the Agricultural History of Victor" on 9/10.
  • A book on Victor’s barns (which will identify and give history on Victor’s rich barn’s stewardship);
  • Information will be available on the brand-new New York State Historic Barn Rehabilitation Tax Credit (how owners can easily apply to help preserve their barns).

An initial meeting held on 1/18/2023 - 2023 Celebration of Historic Victor Barns , with barns owners can be seen at: https://www.youtube.com/c/townofvictornewyork